English Village Fete in Moscow
Photos by Liza Azarova
The first Moscow Village Fete, sponsored by the British Business Club, succeeded in raising in excess of $2,500 on a Saturday afternoon in September, for local charities. Traditional British village activities, including Tug of War, Egg & Spoon Race, Splat the Vicar and Tombola brought rural England to the heart of Moscow. The funds will be shared between Taganka Children’s Fund, the charity traditionally supported by the British Business Club and the Russian Orphan Opportunity Fund based in Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church, in whose grounds the fete was held. It was opened by British Ambassador Mr. Tony Brenton. The crowds were able to feast on traditional English sausages provided by John Warren , English afternoon tea, including real cream scones, from Marriott Courtyard and quench their thirst with Pepsi stopping only to scoop up prizes from the raffle, treasure island and a crazy golf putting run.